Kansas Sues Pfizer Over Alleged Deceptive Covid-19 Vaccine Claims

The company hid evidence linking its shots to heart inflammation conditions, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach has claimed

The state of Kansas has filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, alleging that the pharmaceutical giant made misleading claims about its Covid-19 vaccine’s effectiveness and safety.

Following the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic in March 2020, numerous manufacturers began developing Covid-19 vaccines. Governments worldwide subsequently mandated inoculation. Federal data indicates that over 366 million doses of Pfizer’s original coronavirus vaccine were administered in the United States alone.

On Monday, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach filed a lawsuit alleging that Pfizer intentionally concealed evidence linking the vaccine to myocarditis and pregnancy complications.

“Pfizer made multiple misleading statements to deceive the public about its vaccine at a time when Americans needed the truth,” Kobach said in a statement.

In June 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines, highlighting the elevated risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, both rare heart inflammation conditions.

According to the attorney general’s complaint, the US pharmaceutical company had also falsely claimed that its shots were effective while knowing that the vaccine’s protection against the virus weakened over time and was insufficient to prevent certain Covid-19 strains.

Kobach also argued that Pfizer misleadingly asserted that its vaccine prevented coronavirus transmission, despite later acknowledging that they never actually studied this aspect.

Furthermore, Kobach accused the pharmaceutical company of collaborating with social media to “censor speech critical” of Covid-19 vaccines. The lawsuit alleges that Pfizer’s purported misleading statements constitute a violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The state is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

The Hill quoted a company representative as saying that the lawsuit is “without merit” and maintaining that the “representations made by Pfizer about its COVID-19 vaccine have been accurate and science-based.”

Last November, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a similar lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant, accusing it of “unlawfully misrepresenting the effectiveness of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine and attempting to censor public discussion of the product.”

Earlier this month, Amsterdam’s Vrije Universiteit released a study indicating that medical professionals and vaccine recipients reported “serious injuries and deaths following vaccination” based on “various official databases.” According to researchers, “suspected” adverse events associated with inoculation may have contributed to excess mortality in 47 countries between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022.